Paul Signac | Art Quotes


"Of the three primary colors, the three binary ones are formed.
If you add to one of these the primary tone that is its opposite, it cancels it out. This means that you produce the required half-tone.
Therefore, adding black is not adding a half-tone, it is soiling the tone whose true half-tone resides in this opposite me have just described. Hence the green shadows found in red.
The heads of the two little peasants. The yellow one had purple shadows; the redder and more sanguine one had green ones".

Van Gogh | Fishing in spring the Pont de Clichy (Asnieres), 1887


In this canvas, Vincent uses pointillist like dabs and his own developing thick dashes of yellows, lavender and greens to portray a locale commonly chosen by the impressionists, the Seine around Asnieres. A fisherman with blue pants, yellow brown shirt and black hat with pole resting in his right hand on his black outlined leg is fishing in the Seine below with the Pont de Clichy in the background.
The Seine is depicted in lateral strokes of blue from cobalt to sky blue in the foreground and lighter blues to white beyond the fisherman. The lavender and prussian blue strokes are repeated in the foreground water, the fisherman’s pants and the under arch of the bridge.

Albert Rieger | Landscape painter


Austrian🎨 landscape and marine painter Albert Rieger (Trieste, 1834 - Vienna,1905) was the son and pupil of painter Giuseppe Rieger. He was also influenced by the works of the German artist Bernhard Fiedler (1816-1904). Rieger's preferred subjects were marines and landscapes.
In 1838 settled he with the family in Vienna.
His works were exhibited in many exhibitions in Munich and Paris works are presented in important collections, for example at the Museum of Altenburg and in Wroclaw.
Crown prince Rudolf bought his landscapes "Am Traunsee" and "Gosausee".
Rieger was awarded🎨 with Gold Austrian Medal and Great Golden Swedish-Norwegian Medal.

Gerrit Dou | A Hermit, 1664 | Rijksmuseum


Title: A Hermit
Artist: Gerrit Dou🎨 (Dutch Baroque Era painter, 1613-1675)
Date: 1664
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: h 33.5cm Ń w 27.5cm
Current location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Ludwig Dettmann (1865-1944) Couple in Landscape


Ludwig Julius Christian Dettmann (1865-1944) was a German🎨 Impressionist painter.
He was one of the founders of the Berlin Secession in 1898, and, together with Max Liebermann🎨, Walter Leistikow, Otto Heinrich Engel, Oskar Frenzel, Curt Herrmann and Fritz Klimsch, was a member of the advisory board.

Vittorio Matteo Corcos | Sogni, 1896


Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Livorno, 4 ottobre 1859 - Firenze, 8 novembre 1933) è stato un pittore Italiano, conosciuto in particolare per i suoi realistici ritratti.